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Democracy Now! Monday, May 19, 2003


Published May 19, 2003


Indonesian Military Launches a Massive Attack on Separatist Movement in Aceh
Indonesian fighter jets bombed the Free Aceh Movement rebels and scores of troops began parachuting into Aceh in what is expected to be Indonesia’s biggest military operation since its invasion of East Timor in 1975.

The U.S.A. Faces Wave of Media Mergers and Unprecedented Consolidation if FCC Relaxes Media Ownership Rules
FCC Chairman Michael Powell last week refused to delay the upcoming June 2nd vote on media ownership rules. Critics say relaxed rules will lead to more mergers, leaving a few huge companies in control of what people see, hear and read.

Dissident FCC Commissioner Jonathan S. Adelstein Speaks Out Against Media Ownership Deregulation
Jonathan S. Adelstein, one of five Commissioners on the FCC, has been attending public hearings across the country to find out the public’s views about FCC media ownership rules.

Harlem Woman Dies After Botched Police Drug Raid
Early Friday morning, New York police raid a Harlem apartment, knock down the door, throw in a stun grenade and handcuff the occupant. She dies of a heart attack two hours later. The police now say they raided the wrong apartment. We talk with the Rev. Al Sharpton and a black police lieutenant.

"The Ballot or the Bullet. It's Liberty or Death. It's Freedom for Everybody or Freedom for Nobody": Malcolm X Would Have Been 78 Years Old Today.
We’ll hear his famous speech, “The Ballot or the Bullet” recorded in Detroit in 1964 a year before he was assassinated.


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